Biological Opinion on Authorization of the Alaska Groundfish Fisheries Under the Proposed Revised Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures

April 02, 2014

Biological opinion on a modification to the federal groundfish fisheries and State of Alaska parallel groundfish fisheries for Atka mackerel, Pacific cod, and pollock. NMFS Consultation Number: AKR-2013-9294

This ESA section 7 consultation considers the action proposed by the NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region Sustainable Fisheries Division to modify the federal groundfish fisheries and State of Alaska parallel groundfish fisheries for Atka mackerel, Pacific cod, and pollock primarily in the Aleutian Islands subarea. This consultation also considers proposed research to better understand the potential effects of these fisheries on Steller sea lions and on the efficacy of conserving prey in areas closed to fishing.

Action Agency: NOAA Fisheries

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 11/27/2019

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